Mecha fans unite! Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia has some updates for their upcoming PlayStation 4 title, Super Robot Wars OG The Moon Dwellers. Notably, we’ve been given a slick new trailer and word of new gameplay mechanics.
First up, the new six-minute trailer. It establishes some background to the story, introduces characters and their mechs, and doles in plenty of combat footage too. If anything, it’s a great way of seeing the varying styles and weapons available – drill bit missiles can always make a bad day better.
To get some team synergy going on, The Moon Dwellers adds a new “Twin Battle System” which allows two individual mechs to form a “Twin Unit”. When a pair of Twin Units are adjacent to each other wonderful things start to happen, such as the option to unleash “Maximum Break” and other powerful-sounding attacks.
A “Weapon Select System” also grants mechs more freedom with their equipment, giving players more room for strategic experimentation.
Super Robot Wars is a cross-media series now in its 25th year, featuring characters, units, and stories from other popular mecha franchises. The Original Generation (OG) subseries relies purely on Banpresto’s own work, subsequently making it easier license-wise for international distribution.
The Moon Dwellers is an attempt to build inroads for English-speaking audiences. While unofficial translations do exist, this is actually the first game in the series to be localized. What’s more, fans will be pleased to know it keeps the Japanese voiceovers, opting to use English subtitles instead.
Meanwhile, newcomers will have it slightly easier coming to grips with gameplay. Banpresto is implementing beginner-friendly options that make the game a little more generous with money and upgrade parts.
Super Robot Wars OG The Moon Dwellers releases on PlayStation 4 in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia this summer 2016. Just two more months before the season begins!